Welcome to Beskydy2024

Nature-Based Governance: Coevolutionary and transformative perspectives on the biodiversity and climate crises

September 24-26, 2024

Venue: Velke Karlovice, Wellness Hotel Horal

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Thematic session 1: From Adaptation to Transformation

This session will address the adaptive and transformative potential of Nature-Based Governance (NBG): Through which mechanisms and pathways, and under which conditions, are transformative interventions and actions realised? What is the target of NBG transformation? What are the implications of adaptation or transformation for enhancing global sustainability in diverse cultural and economic contexts?

Thematic Session 2: Architecture and Agency of NBG

What are the institutionalized structures that impede or foster the uptake of NBG across the policy levels? What barriers and benefits NBG concerns? What can we learn about accountability and acceptance in this context? Under which conditions can NBG receive the political, financial and administrative support?

Thematic Session 3: Transformative Learning

This session focuses on understanding NBG and boosting transformation through experimentation, co-creation and social learning: What are the novel transdisciplinary digital, art-based methods to foster potential of NBG transformation needed for action across the globe? The session will open by experimentarium which will demonstrate potential of methods for transformative learning in short demos or excercises. 

Thematic Session 4: Co-evolution: Behavioral and Policy Change

This session discusses approaches which trigger behavioral change, boost societal transformation and institutional reconfiguration for NBG. 

Thematic Session 5: Co-creation

This session covers the co-creation perspective of NBG by responding to people and non-human views and for more effective transformation pathways towards inclusive and resilient communities. What role does co-creation have in the process of transformation, coevolutionary dynamics  and opportunities, barriers of co-creation of different models of NBG?

Thematic Session 6: Multispecies Justice

Justice in NBG more-than-human needs will be: Does the anthropocene condition exacerbate existing power inequalities or create new opportunities for the legitimacy of power in NBG? How do power asymmetries among humans or between humans and non-humans affect the management of natural resources? How can non-humans be meaningfully included in NBG?

Special Session: NBS Exchange Practice

This open exhibition demonstrates NBS practices in an aesthetic, interactive and graphical way, e.g. posters, videos, installations, or other media. Artists, community organisations, land-use planners, policymakers and other practitioners working on implementing NBS are warmly welcome to participate. Walk around with your coffee and share your experiences, and discuss and debate!


Nature-based solutions (NBS) are socio-ecological arrangements that benefit both humans, non-humans, and their living environments. While the importance of NBS is already well acknowledged, the intertwined dynamics of the social and the ecological processes, and particularly their relevance for governance is still not well understood. Little attention has also been given how nature can inspire governance. Beskydy 2024 workshop explores nature-based governance in co-evolutionary and co-creative perspective by responding to people and non-human views and for more effective transformation pathways towards inclusive and resilient communities.

The 2024 Beskydy Workshop will be organized around the four themes contained in the 2018 Earth System Governance Science Plan www.earthsystemgovernance.org/research-framework and research agenda of Horizon Europe project COEVOLVERS: targeting the Coevolutionary approach to unlock the transformative potential of Nature-Based Solutions for more inclusive and resilient communities.
www.co-evolvers.eu

Type of proposals

Short papers

We invite submissions of abstracts of up to 200 words that address one or more of the workshop’s thematic streams. All abstracts will be anonymised and evaluated in double-blind peer review. Please submit your abstracts here: www.beskydy2024.eu/#abstract-submission

NBS practice exchange 

At the conference, an “exchange of NBS practice” will also be organised. We welcome NBS practices to be displayed in an aesthetic, interactive and graphical way, e.g., posters, videos, installations, or other media. Artists, community organisations, land-use planners, policymakers and all other practitioners working on implementing NBS are especially warmly welcome to participate. NBS practice exchange will be an open exhibition. A walk with your coffee session and a World Café format will offer opportunities to share experiences and stimulate discussion and debate. Proposals should include: i) description of the NBS good or bad practice, ii) relevance for transformative perspectives on the biodiversity and climate crises iii) display format (poster, video, etc.) Proposal should be up to 300 words (1 page) submitted by e mail to: workshop@beskydy2024.eu

Chair

Tatiana Kluvánková, SlovakGlobe – Slovak Academy of Sciences, CETIP

Programme Committee

Chair of the Organising Committee

Ivana Vybochova, CETIP

Contact: e-mail: info@beskydy2024.eu


We look forward to welcoming you to Velke Karlovice in September 2024!